All meetings are at the Town Office, 493 Hope Road, unless otherwise noted.
The Cemetery Trustees meet Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:30 p.m.
The Consumer Fireworks Ordinance Committee also meets the 12th at 7.
The Comprehensive Plan Review Committee meets Tuesday the 17th at 6:30.
The Recreation Committee meets Wednesday the 18th at 6:30.
The Consumer Fireworks Ordinance Committee meets Thursday the 19th at 7.
There’s still time to get a tag or two off the town’s Giving Tree to get gifts for Lincolnville children whose families need a hand with Christmas this year.
The grades 6 through 8 Winter Concert will be Wednesday the 18th at 6:30 p.m. in Walsh Common.
Congratulations to these sixth-graders who were chosen for the District III Honors Chorus: Sopranos Kirah Leigh and Bradlee Watts; altos Kaylee Bragdon, Renee Joy and Bella Tracy.
Math and Literacy Mentors
Five Town Communities That Care is looking for adults to work with middle school students, teaching basic math and literacy skills in the schools of Lincolnville, Appleton, Hope and Camden. Mentors and students meet after school twice a week throughout the school year for hour-long sessions. Training, guidelines, and support are provided to mentors throughout the school year. Mentors may work as volunteers or receive a stipend. Contact Marti Wolfe, email@example.com or 236-9800. A background check is required.
Christmas in Hope
Sunday, Dec. 15, from noon to 5 p.m., several Hope organizations will hold holiday events for the community. Sweet Tree Arts, located across from Hope General Store, welcomes families to create their own gifts, cards and wrapping paper. At 3 p.m. Jess Day and BJ Kopishke will lead a family sing-a-long. Up the road Hope Spinnery will feature local craftsman selling their handmade items; at Hope Clay on their bottom floor families can glaze ornaments. Finally, from 4 to 5 p.m. Hope Elephants will be open for kids to decorate a tree for Rosie and Opal. There will be tractor rides available from Sweet Tree Arts to the elephants’ barn.
Living Nativity Scene
An outdoor living Nativity Scene will be in place Monday evening, the 16th, on the lawn of Pastor Dave Pouchot’s home at 2266 Belfast Road beginning at 4 p.m. In case of really bad weather, the scene will take place on Tuesday at 4th. Drive by or come up the driveway and walk around. Pastor Dave wishes for everyone: “May God Bless your Christmas activities and your family this wonderful time of the year.” For more information call 763-3551.
Lincolnville Community Library Christmas Program
All are invited to a free Christmas program Wednesday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at Lincolnville Community Library. The Lincolnville Ladies Uke Group Plus One, also known as the Lugbugs, will perform along with several other local musicians. The evening will also feature a puppet show, storytelling by community members and holiday refreshments. This was a memorable, funny, and moving program last year, and this year’s promises to be just even better!
Since the library is expected to open in its new home in the renovated one-room schoolhouse at 208 Main St. sometime in January, this will be the final program in their temporary space at 6 Heal Road. For more information, contact Rosey Gerry, 975-5432.
Another Beach Party
Once again we gathered on Lincolnville Beach as dusk fell on a cold early winter day. A huge bonfire warmed the circle of folks – families, singles, couples, and with lots of kids running around the outskirts excitedly, flirting with the waves, darting into the darkness. We sang every known Christmas carol and popular song to the enthusiastic prompting of Richard Grant, a familiar sight in his jestor’s hat and staff. Right on schedule the lights and sirens up the road began and Mike Eugley delivered Santa in a shiny firetruck.
One by one, and in small groups, people made their way up the hill to the old Beach School, aka the Lincolnville Improvement Association building, the L.I.A., where tables were heaped with cookies and wings, sandwiches and soup, cider and coffee and lots more. It’s a magical event every year, appearing apparently effortlessly.
But of course, there’s no magic, unless you count the goodness of living in a community like ours. So thank you to the bonfire crew, as always, headed up by Andy Young who managed to put together “three nice ladies, two overactive kids and a man with a bad back” to build the giant bonfire structure (actually at least four willing men joined them, but it was touch and go for a few days, as many of his regular crew were busy Saturday!) Thank you to Richard who sang his voice to a whisper, to Mike for chauffeur duties, to Christine Buckley and her awesome chicken-lime soup as well as the hard work of organizing the food, to Cindy Dunham and the decorating and sandwich-making crew, to Betcie Silverio and Jessica Decke doing kitchen duty and overseeing gingerbread man decorating, and to all who baked and helped and cleaned up. Finally, thanks to the L.I.A. for their financial support every year of our Community Christmas Party!